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Osmaston, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Osmaston, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on an eminence, 2 miles SE by S of Ashborne-railway station, and 10½ from Derby. It was formerly called Osmaston-in-the Wood, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ashborne. The parish comprises. 1250 acres of land and 18 of water; population, 264. The Manor Hall is the seat of the Walker family, and was built in 1851. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of South-well; net value, £120 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1845, is in the Decorated English style, and consists of chancel, nave, and aisles, with vestry and lofty tower. In 1887 the windows of the chancel were filled with stained, glass and the floor relaid with mosaic work; a new organ was erected in 1890.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishOsmaston St. Martin 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Osmaston-by-Derby 1743-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online., in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Osmaston from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Osmaston are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne